Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana, or, My Identity in One Dish

I’ve always had trouble with forms that ask me to mark my race or ethnicity in one box, and I know I’m far from the only one who feels this way. Do I check Latina? Both my parents and all my grandparents were born and raised in Mexico, and I grew up speaking Spanish at home, eating tons of Mexican food, learning Mexican nursery rhymes … Continue reading Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana, or, My Identity in One Dish

Barcelona Bar Espresso: An Interview

Barcelona Bar Espresso opened in late July, and if you live in the Plateau, you’ve definitely noticed it. It’s bright red on the outside, warm and inviting on the inside, and, most excitingly for me, it’s Barcelona-themed. Hoo boy, do I ever LOVE Barcelona. I’m in the middle of a super-long, very cheesy post about the year that I spent there, and how the food … Continue reading Barcelona Bar Espresso: An Interview

ErickaBrunch

I have many strong feelings about brunch. I usually think that brunch should be exclusively a diner/greasy spoon affair, but the number-one brunch experience that exists on this very earth is made by Ericka Grawey, a close friend of mine. Her brunches are for friends only (for now- keep an eye out, I can see Ericka Brunches- or Ericka Events- going worldwide), and they’re simply, truly, and in all other … Continue reading ErickaBrunch

Apps & Oysters: Bivalves on a Budget

I love oysters. Briny, salty, a little weird, and distinctly oceanic, they’re one of my favourite foods in the world. They do carry a certain amount of elegance, which makes sense because as you throw back these beautiful bivalves, you’re basically swallowing $1-4 at a time. It’s so worth it, though! SO worth it. Splitting a dozen (or two…) with a friend or partner is a very special, absurdly delicious … Continue reading Apps & Oysters: Bivalves on a Budget

Self-Care Special: Cafe Bombón and Tostones

Taking care of yourself is important, and as I’ve learned in the past year, it’s not always easy when you’re also trying to be a functioning adult with paid bills and semi-clean laundry. It’s also not easy to keep your head above water with the barrage of horrible news that bombards us every day (police brutality, inequality, hate crimes, terrible accidents, evil people in power, misogyny, racism, etc … Continue reading Self-Care Special: Cafe Bombón and Tostones

Throwback: Reflections in the Refrigerator Light (2013)

Originally published on Leacocks.com, a McGill University Arts publication, in January of 2013. At the time, I was living with four of my best friends in a small apartment with one kitchen and one tiny bathroom. It was wonderful. —– It’s 2:30am and I’m eating a stacked sandwich. I’ve been told time and time again not to eat midnight snacks. “It’s bad for you!” they … Continue reading Throwback: Reflections in the Refrigerator Light (2013)